Tuesday 10th October 2017

Exascale Applications and Software Conference 2018 - Call for Participation

You are warmly invited to participate in the 5th Exascale Applications and Software Conference (EASC 2018), to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 17-19 April 2018.

Topics of interest

The organisers seek novel contributions in all areas associated with applications, tools, software programming models and libraries, and other technologies necessary to exploit future exascale systems.

  • enabling and optimising applications for exascale in any area;
  • developing and enhancing algorithms for exascale systems;
  • aiding the exploitation of massively parallel systems through tools, e.g. performance analysis, debugging, development environments;
  • programming models and libraries for exascale;
  • exascale runtimes and system software;
  • evaluating best practice in HPC concerning large-scale facilities and application execution;
  • novel uses of current generation and future exascale systems;
  • new hardware technologies and their exploitation to solve exascale challenges.

Research and/or experience that brings together current theory and practice is particularly welcome.

Participation Guidelines

We seek contributions in the form of a one page abstract for oral or poster presentation.

There will be a prize for the best paper and for the best student contribution.

There will be an opportunity to submit papers to a special edition of JPDC. All proceedings submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Important dates

  • Submissions open: 9th October 2017
  • Submissions close: 4th December 2017
  • Author notification: 31st January 2018
  • Early bird registrations close: 11th March 2018
  • Regular registrations close: 8th April 2018
  • Conference begins: 17th April 2018

For full details visit the conference website.

RDF DAC Maintenance

The RDF Data Analytics Cluster will be unavailable due to maintenance between 09:00 and 16:00 BST on Wednesday 11th October 2017.

OpenFOAM Virtual Tutorial
Wednesday 11th October 2017 15:00 BST

Fred Mendonca, OpenCFD Ltd
This webinar presents the latest OpenFOAM features including accessibility, performance, development/upgrade/GitLab-repository toolkits, with the opportunity for Q&A.
Further details including joining instructions can be found at: Virtual Tutorials and Webinars

ARCHER Image and Video Competition 2017

The ARCHER Image Competition is still open, and we are also accepting videos and animations, as well as still images.
Show us how you demonstrate "ARCHER Enabling Research"

The prize fund has been increased this year, with prizes of £150 on offer for each of

  • Best Image
  • Best Video
  • Best entry from an Early-career researcher

Plus a bonus prize of £100 for the best overall entry from the above three winners.

Full details and entry form at

Closing date : Extended to 15th October 2017

Supercomputing MOOC

Began 28th August 2017 but you can join at any time during the run.

Discover how supercomputers work and the real-life scientific breakthroughs made possible by today's computer simulations.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

  • Software Carpentry 16 - 17 October 2017 Glasgow
  • Programming the Manycore Knights Landing Processor 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2017 Cambridge
  • Single-node Performance Optimisation 6 - 7 November 2017 Oxford
  • Hands-on Introduction to HPC for Life Scientists 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2017 EPCC, Edinburgh
  • Advanced OpenMP (in conjuction with INTERTWinE) 12-14 December 2017 Imperial College London
Full details and registration...